So many announcements, so few letters in the alphabet

I should start with the biggest news, which is that I got into the Viable Paradise workshop!

I would try and describe how excited I am about this, or how that excitement is dampened because I have to wait for three more months for it to start, or how that excitement ramps up again because it hasn’t fully set in that I got in yet, but I won’t. Because I just did.

I will be blogging about it while I’m there as much as the wifi at the hotel and my free time will allow (though I’m guessing “free time” there is only occupied by showering and sleeping, and both of those also may be optional).

My inbox has been exploding with the other student introductions while I continue to be lurker-ish. But that’s because

I am excited to announce that the FIRST commissioned song for the Clarion Write-a-Thon is now done! My friend Rob supplied some awesome embellishment to the original banjo and vocal track and I present it to you here, in all of its glory:

Ladies and gentlemen: Tiny Arms, Big Heart, Bigger Stomach (31 Flavors of People)

A permalink to the file on SoundCloud (including the option to download it) is here. My dearest Natalie requested a song on the banjo about a T-Rex who was sad because he couldn’t eat an ice cream cone due to his tiny arms. It came out much better than I had even hoped.

If you would like a song of your own, donations are still open through the first week of August and you can donate here. Remember: $20 buys you your own song about anything you want, and if I hit $400 (I’m getting close!) I’m releasing all of the songs as an album I will send to everyone who has donated at ANY level.

Also, I am doing collaborations on these songs (as is evidenced above), so if you want to get in on the fun, let me know and I’ll see if we can work something out. I’ve got 10 more to do.

I’m working from home today, which compounds the happiness exponentially.

Be good, love freely and go make some fucking art!

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5 Responses to So many announcements, so few letters in the alphabet

  1. dan q. public says:

    This makes me so happy. Yesterday when I listened to this, it just happened to be all of 20min after a lovely Karabear gave me a shirt with a t-rex on it for my birthday.

    That came out amazing.

    • Kelly says:

      I’m guessing this is Dan, so happy fucking birthday! Glad I could keep the theme of T-Rex love going 🙂 And P.S. I was right – Amanda Palmer IS playing a show here on October 28th at the Birch North Park Theater and tickets go on sale today at 10AM. So double happy birthday!

  2. dan q. public says:

    (It is Dan. I made a new friend on Saturday, so I thought I’d pay a social call. :))

    Telling me about the tix? Best news since I finagled some for Comic-Con. Win!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes. I typically don’t publicize because bad things usually seem to happen on my birthday.

    I am struggling to contain my t-rex obsession, but frequently failing. 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      Yay for new friends! 🙂

      And tix actually go on sale tomorrow I found out.

      And you’re the one always kicking my butt on words with friends too. I finally put two and two together!

      • dan q. public says:

        I have my moments. All the brilliant ones are courtesy of Kara. I claim full ownership of all the bonehead moves, though. 🙂

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